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Fri, 17 May 2013 16:00:49 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell could receive more touches at some point this season if RB Mikel Leshoure does not perform well as the complementary back to RB Reggie Bush.
Sun, 05 May 2013 09:43:47 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell may be the early favorite for the No. 3 running back job because he made plays when given the opportunity last season. Bell will have to work on his ball security if he wants to win the job.
Thu, 02 May 2013 12:39:26 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell said he has talked with special teams coach John Bonamego about the possibility of becoming the team's full-time kick returner this season. RB Theo Riddick, WR Corey Fuller and CB Darius Slay could also be candidates for the return job.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:49:06 -0700
Detroit Lions exclusive rights free-agent RB Joique Bell, FB Shaun Chapas, WR Kris Durham and SS Ricardo Silva have signed their one-year tender offers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:07:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said all three of the teams running backs, Reggie Bush, Mikel Leshoure, and Joique Bell, will have a role in 2013. "Joique runs the ball a little bit different than Mikel, but they both run a little bit different and present different things than Reggie, and I think that combination of guys is good. People like to say running back by committee and things like that, but each guy will have a role. There will be plenty of touches on the offense for everybody."
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:59:22 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he has confidence in RB's Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. "We have a lot of confidence in both of those guys (Bell and Leshoure)," Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said. "Both of those guys are going to be good players that we continue to move forward with, and they all have unique skill sets.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:50:09 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell has familiarity with new running backs coach Curtis Modkins, when Modkins was the offensive coordinator and running backs coach with the Buffalo Bills at the start of Bell's career. "That was my first year, so he taught me a lot," Bell said. "I remember calling him after the draft, after I got picked up, and I was really eager to get started. He was able to kind of calm me down and say don't worry about it. That's the kind of guy he is. He wants you to feel comfortable. You play a lot better when you're comfortable. You're kind of at home with what you're doing. He just made me feel comfortable my first year." Bell expects Modkins to use him in a similar capacity as he was in 2012.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:46:58 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is expected to return kicks in Week 17 after WR Stefan Logan was removed from that role. WR Mike Thomas could return punts if Logan is not used in that role either.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:06:16 -0800
Detroit Lions RBs Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell split the running load pretty evenly in their Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers. Leshoure had 14 carries and Bell carried the ball 12 times. However, Bell played more snaps (43) than Leshoure (31). Both runners were equally effective; Leshoure had effective runs on seven of his 14 tries, and Bell was efficient on six of his 12 carries, with an efficient run being a carry for four or more yards on first down, half the remaining distance on second down or picking up a first down on third or fourth down. Bell had 19 yards after contact and Leshoure gained 14. Leshoure showed he continues to be indecisive in the backfield, which hurts his momentum as he hits holes. Bell is running with more authority and is more of the total package, but his lack of top-end speed and strength makes him more of a complementary back.
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:35:13 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said RB Joique Bell will continue to see more touches to infuse some life into the running game. Bell has all three of the team's runs for over 20 yards this season, and he's averaging 5.7 yards per carry. RB Mikel Leshoure had 84 yards and a touchdown the first time the team played the Green Bay Packers, and they used a lot of two-deep safeties, which gave Leshoure a distinct advantage. Leshoure is averaging 3.8 yards per tote, but leads the team with seven touchdowns. "Him rattling off really the three explosive runs that we've had this year certainly gives him more opportunities I think in our offense, not just in the games," Linehan said of Bell. "I think you'll see him playing a little bit more throughout the game."
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:17:06 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz seemed to indicate that RB Joique Bell has earned more of a role in the offense. "Yeah. I mean, he's definitely made the most of his opportunities. We talked about that a little bit early of making the most of your opportunities. Joique is a guy that's done that. When that happens, you're rewarded with more opportunities," Schwartz said.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:55:25 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell carried five times for a team-best 47 yards in Week 12 against the Houston Texans Thursday, Nov. 22. He also posted a 23-yard scoring scamper in the fourth quarter.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:40:55 -0800
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith saw action on 19 of his team's offensive snaps in Week 11 against the Green Bay Packers, as opposed to just 10 for RB Joique Bell.
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 08:07:40 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is favored in late-game situations over RB Mikel Leshoure. He's a good receiver in two-minute situations.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:26:33 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell took over the team's workload at running back in the second half of Week 8, overtaking RB Mikel Leshoure (leg). Leshoure had nine carries and three receptions through two quarters, but gave way to Bell in the second half. Leshoure had just one touch the rest of the way, while Bell racked up seven carries and four receptions for 58 total yards. "Leshoure really wasn't an injury situation," head coach Jim Schwartz explained. "Joique was doing some good things for us, and we were rotating our backs through." RB Kevin Smith was also back in the mix at running back. He was used primarily as a blocker on the 12 snaps he played, but also had a seven-yard reception and a one-yard run. Bell said ball security was a focus for him in practice after he fumbled the week prior. "I came out this week in practice with the sole focus of ball security, ball security, ball security," Bell said.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:55:42 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure carried 10 times for 46 yards in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks, and he added three receptions for nine yards. Fellow RB Joique Bell rushed seven times for 25 yards and added four receptions for 33 yards.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:22:25 -0700
Detroit Lions RBs Joique Bell and Mikel Leshoure each had fumbles inside the red zone in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 22. Leshoure ended up with 12 carries for 63 yards, and six receptions for 20 yards. Bell finished with three totes for 13 yards, and three receptions for 16 yards. Bell fumbled while stretching for the goal line.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:57:03 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell's role has expanded as the season has progressed and he's continued to make plays. Bell has emerged as a receiving threat for the team; he is fourth among all NFL running backs with 178 receiving yards this season. Bell has averaged almost 22 offensive snaps per game over the last four weeks and has carried the ball 19 times and caught 13 passes. His ability to break tackles and get tough yards is one of the things the coaches like about his game. He can get yards on his own. Bell's increased role has coincided with a limited one for RB Kevin Smith, who was inactive in Week 6.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:42:01 -0700
The Detroit Lions have run the ball 25 times per game during the first four contests, but their running backs are averaging just 3.4 yards per carry. RB Mikel Leshoure has had 39 attempts for 126 yards (3.2 yds/att), RB Kevin Smith has had 29 attempts for 115 yards (4.0 yds/att) and RB Joique Bell has carried 13 times for 40 yards (3.1 yds/att).
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:58:34 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell carried just one time for two yards in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings, but he also added six receptions for a team-high 72 yards.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:59:38 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure said it felt good to get his feet wet during the team's Week 3 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Leshoure started the game, the first of his career, and rushed for 100 yards on 26 carries, including his first career touchdown run. He also caught four passes for 34 yards. Most of his production came in the first half, when he rushed 16 times for 61 yards. "I didn't have any expectations as far as how many touches I would get, but I got good work," he said. "Going forward, I feel good."
The Lions worked in RB Joique Bell on the final two drives of the fourth quarter, but head coach Jim Schwartz said it was because Leshoure played a lot and they simply wanted to have a fresher player on the field due to the heat. Leshoure said he wasn't fatigued and he did play in overtime. "Joique got on a roll and they kept him in the game," Leshoure added.
Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:43:45 -0700
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team did not sign a veteran running back this offseason because they were happy with how RBs Keiland Williams and Joique Bell performed during offseason workouts. Williams and Bell are expected to compete for the No. 3 running back job during training camp.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:24:08 -0700
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell, Stephfon Green and Keiland Williams and FB James Bryant will compete for the No. 4 running back spot in the roster. WR Stefan Logan could also be a candidate for that spot since the team has several wide receivers that are expected to make the team.
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 22:32:58 -0800
The Detroit Lions need to address their running back position during the NFL Draft or free-agent market. While RBs Jahvid Best (concussion) and Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') are under contract, the team enters the offseason without a clear No. 1 running back. If Best and Leshoure return at 100 percent, the Lions will be in good shape -- however, that is tough to bank on at this point in time. RBs Joique Bell, Jerome Harrison and Keiland Williams are also under contract.
Sat, 07 Jan 2012 16:29:50 -0800
The Detroit Lions have declared DL Andre Fluellen, CB Brandon McDonald, SS Chris Harris, LB Douglas Hogue, QB Drew Stanton, RB Joique Bell, OG Leonard Davis inactive for Week 18.
Sun, 01 Jan 2012 09:02:38 -0800
The Detroit Lions have declared CB Aaron Berry, DL Corey Williams, QB Drew Stanton, RB Joique Bell, OG Leonard Davis, FS Louis Delmas, SS Ricardo Silva inactive for Week 17.
Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:40:06 -0800
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell is excited to join his hometown team for the playoff run, and expects to get work in Week 17 against the Green Bay Packers. "I'm very excited," Bell said Monday, Dec. 26. "I'm ready to come in and get to work and help this team, my hometown team, do what we have to do to get to the Super Bowl." Bell played his college ball at nearby Wayne State.
Mon, 26 Dec 2011 15:26:24 -0800
The Detroit Lions will sign RB Joique Bell off the New Orleans Saints practice squad. The deal will be a two-year contract. He said he expects to play in Week 17.
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:59:05 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed free-agent RB Joique Bell to their practice squad.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:04:07 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have reinstated DE Will Smith to their active roster after he served his two-game suspension. In a corresponding move, the team waived RB Joique Bell.
Sun, 18 Sep 2011 08:43:02 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have declared PK Garrett Hartley, RB Joique Bell, FB Korey Hall, WR Marques Colston, C Matt Tennant, DL Tom Johnson, CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 2.
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 16:28:57 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have declared PK Garrett Hartley, TE John Gilmore, CB Johnny Patrick, RB Joique Bell, WR Lance Moore, C Matt Tennant, DL Tom Johnson inactive for Week 1.
Sun, 04 Sep 2011 01:28:49 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Joique Bell led the team in rushing and receiving during the preseason. Bell had 31 carries for 182 yards and a touchdown on the ground and hauled in nine passes for 139 yards receiving.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 19:20:38 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Joique Bell is expected to make the team after RB Chris Ivory (foot, sports hernia) was placed on the Injured Reserve list. Still, Bell finds himself behind RBs Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles.
Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:12:44 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Joique Bell (knee) returned to action in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 28, against the Oakland Raiders. He posted 50 rushing yards with a touchdown on six carries, while adding 92 yards on two receptions.
Sat, 20 Aug 2011 20:53:04 -0700
New Orleans Saints RB Joique Bell (knee), DL Jeff Charleston (ankle) and CB Johnny Patrick (knee) were unable to play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans.
Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:00:42 -0700
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said Sunday, Aug. 14, that RB Joique Bell (knee) will miss the next preseason game Friday, Aug. 20, against the Houston Texans. He suffered a ligament sprain.
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 12:15:18 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have declared WR Adrian Arrington, DL Anthony Hargrove, OT Charles Brown, LB Danny Clark, TE Jimmy Graham, RB Joique Bell, LB Kawika Mitchell, CB Malcolm Jenkins inactive for Week 18.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 10:26:09 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have signed RB Joique Bell off the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad, reports FOXSports.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:43:33 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles will re-sign free-agent RB Joique Bell (Colts) to their practice squad, reports NFL Draft Bible's Bo Marchionte.
Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:16:01 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts waived RB Joique Bell Tuesday, Dec. 14.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:46:32 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts have claimed free-agent RB Joique Bell (Eagles) off waivers, reports Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:11:44 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have released RB Joique Bell.
Sun, 07 Nov 2010 12:08:31 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles have declared WR Chad Hall, TE Clay Harbor, DL Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, CB Ellis Hobbs, RB Joique Bell, OT King Dunlap, QB Mike Kafka, OG Reggie Wells inactive for Week 9.
Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:21:45 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles have declared CB Asante Samuel, OT Austin Howard, TE Clay Harbor, DL Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, RB Joique Bell, LB Keenan Clayton, QB Michael Vick, WR Riley Cooper inactive for Week 5.
Sun, 03 Oct 2010 12:48:41 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles have declared LB Antwan Barnes, OT Austin Howard, TE Clay Harbor, DL Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, RB Joique Bell, LB Keenan Clayton, QB Mike Kafka, CB Trevard Lindley inactive for Week 4.
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:35:40 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent RB Joique Bell (Bills) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:03:18 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed RB Joique Bell off the Buffalo Bills' practice squad, according to Bo Marchionte, of NFL Draft Bible.
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 11:19:10 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have re-signed RB Joique Bell, RB Rodney Ferguson, WR Naaman Roosevelt and OT Jason Watkins to their practice squad, according to NationalFootballPost.com's Aaron Wilson.
Sat, 04 Sep 2010 11:33:34 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have released RB Joique Bell, C Sean Allen, RB Andre Anderson, OG Kirk Chambers, DE Rashaad Duncan, FB Rodney Ferguson, C Christian Gaddis, TE Andrew George, WR James Hardy, T Nick Hennessey, WR Chad Jackson, CB Ellis Lankster, G Andre Ramsey, WR Naaman Roosevelt, CB Lydell Sargeant, RB Chad Simpson, G Jason Watkins and LB Donovan Woods, reports Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com.